A Half Century of Progress in Meteorology: A Tribute to by Richard H. Johnson, Robert A. Houze Jr.

By Richard H. Johnson, Robert A. Houze Jr.

Through a sequence of reports by way of invited specialists, this monograph can pay tribute to Richard Reed's extraordinary contributions to meteorology and his management within the technological know-how neighborhood during the last 50 years.

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4 from Nielsen-Gammon (2001). March 1993 and a 24-h forecast DT map verifying at 0000 UTC 13 March 1993 from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Medium-Range Forecast (MRF) model. 5 0 gridded analyses, is the eruption of an enormous ridge and associated jet on the DT over the southeastern United States in the 24-h period ending 0000 UTC 13 March. The building ridge and intensifying jet occur poleward and eastward of a massive eruption of organized deep convection over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico (Bosart et al.

9a,b) shows that the steepening of the DT to a "vertical wall" and the descent of the DT toward the ground occurs where subsidence is maximized in the region of Q vector divergence. Further comparison of Fig. 12c with the day 7 frontogenetical function at 6 km (Fig. 10d) and the potential temperature and perturbation height at 4125 m (Fig. 6a of Rotunno et al. 1994, not shown) suggests that the DT vertical wall lies near the southern boundary of the region of intense frontogenesis due to tilting.

8 is their semigeostrophic transverse circulation solution for an upper-level jet-front system uncoupled (Fig. 8a) and coupled (Fig. 8b) to a lower-level frontal zone. Comparison of Figs. 7d with Fig. 8a and Fig. 7d with Fig. 8b shows that when the exit region of the jet-front system lies oil ' . /0 .. . : :. ~·<·"~l"; :"'~"'l"':' ~\ '4 \ 21 B OSART 2 -1t,........ .. ~... " • .. --....... - .... I ... \ .... \ .. \ "I . ,. FIG. 8. (left) Semigeostrophic solution for an upper-level jet streak exit region overlying a surface frontal zone (refer to Figs.

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